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MSNBC
Nov 8, 2012 1:00pm EST
laugh now that the election's over. >> well, it's over. and as usual, the guy from kenya won. >> president obama did well with women beating romney by 11 binders. >> florida tonight remains too close to call. so where's the good news, you say? here it is. the election was decided without them. >> you don't listen to anything i say! i have been bringing you the truth! hot and hard now for seven years. how do you repay me? four more years of hope and change! >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. president obama crossed the finish line. now he faces the same entrenched political opposition and little time before very big deadlines. joining me now, chuck todd, host of "the daily rundown" and matt map wizard. the president said during the campaign he would veto legislate that tried to avoid or kick this crisis down the road by simply extending the bush tax cuts for rich people. does he still insist he will veto any such plan? >> well, don't forget he's always -- harry reid's the pocket veto. the democrat senate, the pocket veto, why he hasn't had to veto anything if s
MSNBC
Nov 9, 2012 1:00pm EST
-- [ applause ] >> a rare sign of emotion from the president a day after his election. good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. let the negotiations begin. house and senate leaders have now staked out their opening positions. now the president will put down his markers. we're only moments from his scheduled first post-election speech at the white house addressing the most urgent crisis of the lame-duck session, the fiscal cliff. without a deal, the congressional budget office now projects that if the tax cuts expire and the budget cuts kick in, unemployment would jump to 9.1% by the end of next year and the nation's economy could slide into another recession. joining me for our daily fix, special panel, chris cizilla, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com, mark halperin, senior political analyst for "time" and msnbc. >> greg, u.s. economics editor for the economist and "new york times" andrew ross sorkin, co-host of "squawk box" on cnbc. welcome all. first chris cizilla and mark halperin, the political side of this, chris, your reporting so far, we've seen spea
MSNBC
Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
allen. >> just to kind a take a step back, only a week since election day as you know, and we've seen the cia director resign under pressure and disgrace over the scandal and now see the leader in afghanistan implicated in this. what's the president's reaction to this? is he -- is he disgusted? embarrassed? what should we know here? >> well, the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation regarding general petraeus on thursday. he greatly appreciates general petraeus' remarkable service to his country, both in uniform and at the cia. as he said in his statement, his thoughts and prayers go out to both general petraeus and holley petraeus at this time. he's focused on his policy agenda and he has confidence in the acting director at the cia and he has confidence in the military to carry out the various missions that he has asked them to carry out. on specific individuals and matters pertain to the recent revelations, i would refer you to the pentagon and the ig be. on the one hand. and to the fbi with regards to general petraeus. >> but he's not -- big pi
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 10:00am PST
months to begin to take the pressure off the need to raise revenues. we just came off an election where there has been a big issue, it's been a central part of the conversation, the president has been very transparent in his plan and i know there are some of our colleagues that would like to sort of delay and delay and allow the pressure to go out of the balloon so they don't have to deal with it. we really have to come to some agreement between now and the end of this year on that tax issue. otherwise, we do go into next year and i just think it's untenable from a policy point of view, but politically untenable, for republicans to tell the country on january 1st and january 2 ndnd and january 3rd nobody in the country will get tax relief until they give wealthier americans higher income americans this bonus tax break. i think the president will be very clear if we get to that point and we don't want to, we get into january, he's going to be going to the american people, i would hope, and telling them exactly what is at stake here. >> chris van hollen -- >> hopefully everyone will recog
MSNBC
Nov 12, 2012 10:00am PST
james clapper was told about the investigation the following week, on election day. clapper informed the white house the next day. officials say it was not until thursday, november 8th, however, that president obama was first notified and met with petraeus, who then offered to resign. the president accepted that resignation on friday, the same day that leaders of the house and senate committees first learned of the affair. diane finestein joins me now. congressman, why did you and your colleague on the house side not know about this for all of these months? >> because a decision was made somewhere not to brief us, which is atypical. generally, what we call the four corners, the chair and rankings of both committees are briefed on operationally sensitive matters. this is certainly an operationally sensitive matter. but we weren't briefed. i don't know who made that decision. and i think that makes it much more difficult. i think it has to be said, too, that we have never violated that requirement by releasing any information on matters on which we are briefed. so there was no backstor
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 10:00am PST
in a sense of things moving forward after weeks surrounding the election period, when people were away when answers weren't coming. there's a new critical mass shining a light to get answers. >> speaking of shining a lot, the defense secretary leon panetta announced they'll have an ethics review to see if there should be better ethics training of top generals because of a number of lapses, not just these, a couple incidents that involve personal behavior of various sorts. chris cillizza, let's talk about the election and mitt romney. mitt romney overheard on a tape speaking to contributors. nbc news does not know what the timing was. it was since the election we don't know when orr how it was recorded. listen to partial -- his partial explanation why he thinks he lost. >> the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very agres herbalagresivel them out to vote. >> he goes on to talk about student loans and benefits part of the democratic policy, the democratic agenda, the
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 10:00am PST
conference in eight months. the first since his re-election. reporters are likely going to be asking about a lot more than the fiscal cliff, as important as that is, be now that the president's national security team is coping with an expanding scandal. congress drilling down on the investigation into benghazi. joining me from the white house, chuck todd, chief white house correspondent, be host of "the daily run down request" and enjoying a front row seat. >> as you point out the hoping statement will be about the fiscal cliff. the whole point of this press conference was about setting, you know, this was their intention, right. about setting sort of the parameters of the public debate where they are on fiscal cliff. but, of course, we haven't questioned him in over eight months. questions about benghazi, questions about the petraeus thing, how did the fbi, is the president pleased with, seems there's a little pattern here of it seems to take a while for certain information to get to the white house a little bit, how -- what is his reaction to that. so this is his first comments tha
Search Results 0 to 13 of about 14 (some duplicates have been removed)